On February 14, the Armenian Church celebrates the Feast of Jesus’ Presentation at the Temple in Jerusalum. On the eve of Tiarn’ndaraj, or Candlemas as it is known in the West, afternoon church services take place. This is a popular traditional celebration in Armenia that is accompanied by certain customs, such as large bonfires, around which young people dance folk dances. People of all ages take turn in jumping over the flames. Many additional customs have been inherited from the past, including the blessing of the four corners of the world in the Andastan Service, the blessing of the newlywed couples, as well as offering prayers for the crops and fertility of the fields.